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Daily Archives: March 3, 2022
The “cell phone thriller” has been around at least since the rise of screenwriter William Monahan, who perfected the script that only requires one “star” on the set at a time with “The Departed” and “Body of Evidence.” Somewhere tonight, … Continue reading
A hijacking case re-opened, an “inside job” suspected, “a mole” back in “Vienna.” This thriller opens April 8.
This one looks t’be a wee hoot. Style and stabbing and is that one of “The Commitments” waving her scissors and accent around? “Deadly Cuts” comes our way March 11.
Filmmakers don’t get brownie points for sticking close to formula when tackling a genre picture. But if they did, Kim Farrant could collect hers for “The Weekend Away,” a solid if generally predictable and melodramatic “bad things come to those … Continue reading
The advertising standee dominated a hallway of my favorite cineplex for what seemed like years and years. “The Accidental Husband” was an Uma Thurman rom-com — her last shot at that genre — co-starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, taking one more … Continue reading
With teen characters named “God,” “Boston,” “Graham Cracker” and “Squishy” acting irrationally, hedonistically and out-of-control, you can’t help but feel “What nutty screenwriter cooked up this?” But “Romeo and Juliet Killers” is based on a true story. Populate it with … Continue reading
A lot of movies keep their secrets well enough that they make you wonder, “What the hell is this thing about?” It’s not often that a film frustrates even veteran mass consumers of movies like me with that feeling over … Continue reading